Nikkei dragged to 3-month low by weaker Wall St, stronger yen

TOKYO, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average skidded to three-month lows on Friday, pressured by losses on Wall Street and a weaker dollar as doubts grow over whether President Donald Trump will be able to push through policies to boost U.S ... ( read original story ...)

Osaka: Man accused of killing wife with 1-meter-long wooden sword

Osaka police have arrested a 50-year-old man in the alleged beating death of his wife with a wooden sword at their residence in Izumisano City (TBS News) OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested a 50-year-old man for allegedly killing his wife ... ( read original story ...)

U.S. general pledges to defend Japan from North Korea

TOKYO - America's top military official reiterated Friday his country's pledge to defend Japan against a North Korean missile attack, as western Japan carried out a test of an emergency alert system. "I think we made it clear to North Korea and anyone else ... ( read original story ...)

Japan to install land-based missile defense Aegis Ashore

Tokyo, wary of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile development programs, said Japan must now contend with "a new level of threat," Kyodo News reported Thursday. The decision to deploy a land-based component of a missile interceptor system, the Aegis Ashore ... ( read original story ...)